Bird species included in model
Common scoter (Melanitta nigra)
Environmental issues simulated
Offshore windfarm development changing habitat area
Recommendations from modelling
Windfarm development in relatively shallow food-rich areas can reduce Common Scoter survival.
Kaiser, M.J., Elliott, A., Galanidi, M., Rees, E.I.S., Caldow, R., Stillman, R., Sutherland, W. and Showler, D., 2005. Predicting the displacement of common scoter Melanitta nigra from benthic feeding areas due to offshore windfarms, University of Wales, Bangor, Wales.
COWRIE under BEN-03-2002. Additional funding from Countryside Council for Wales, English Nature, The Crown Estate, BHP and developers of offshore windfarms in Liverpool Bay.